deftly deftly  /ˈdɛft li/


  1. (adv) with dexterity; in a dexterous manner
  2. (adv) in a deft manner



  1. Klaus deftly overcame much of that by inviting the protesters inside the tent.
  2. Sebelius, 57, has deftly exploited that.
  3. Then it was on to Cambridge, where he learned English law and English self-assurance, deftly taking a double first in the former and a double helping of the latter.


  • FCC Nominee Tom Wheeler Vows To Move “Expeditiously” On Spectrum Auction

    President Obama’s choice to be FCC chairman deftly steered clear of controversies in the first part of his confirmation hearing today at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation – which will be continued after a recess. Tom Wheeler says he’ll push ahead with the FCC’s effort to entice broadcasters to give up airwave spectrum so it can be auctioned to wireless broadband ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood


  1. Hockney had "deftly joined together the tradition of painting en plein air with digital technology on a monumental scale," Mr Serota said.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Nicholas Serota Source: ABC Online

  2. "Compensation reform will only occur if the largest institutional shareholders - it would only take a few - demand a fresh look at the whole system," Buffett wrote in his annual letter this month. "The consultants' present drill of deftly...
    on Mar 14, 2007 By: Warren Buffett Source: Forbes

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